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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Tiny Bit of Stitching

My grandson is getting married this month....the first of my eight grandchildren to take that step.  He's the oldest, has a great job, and his fiancee just got her first job as a first grade teacher.  They've known each other for several years and have dated most of that time; she doesn't mind his monster truck rock climbing adventures so that's a real plus.  They worship together, both want to live in the country, and seem to like the same things.  Their wedding will be in a chapel way out in the country and will be a fairly simple affair.  That says to me that they are mindful of how they spend their money - and that will go a long way to helping them be successful in marriage and in life.  All combined it should be a good "fit."

Last week she asked me to embroider their wedding date on her dress.  Oh my goodness.  She wanted it to be her "something blue", but tucked away somewhere that wasn't blatantly obvious.  Other than that she didn't have instructions...any color blue, any font, anywhere I thought best.  Her dress has a satin underskirt with a lace overlay.  The lace is almost like an apron....it is floor length in the front but sweeps up gracefully on the sides so that the satin shows.  I put the stitching on the left side, the side closest to her heart, near the hem just under where the lace starts up.  It's visible, but only if you're looking at her feet, and looking closely!

 I pulled the lace up so you can see.  Isn't this just the sweetest idea?  June 30, 2013....with each stitch I prayed that God will bless this marriage with more joy than sorry, with more laughter than tears, with a shared journey serving Him.  Godspeed Jeremy and Catherine on this great adventure.


17 comments:

Ray and Jeanne said...

What an honor for you! The stitching is perfect as are your prayers for them. Wishing them the best... ~Jeanne

Needled Mom said...

What a sweet idea! You did a beautiful job on it and it will be treasured forever.

Love Bears All Things said...

That is a beautiful idea. I'd like to see the rest of the dress....she sounds like a lovely addition to your family.
Mama Bear

Carol said...

I love that idea and such a sweet request from her. It looks perfect!

gpc said...

What a lovely idea, and she sounds like a thoughtful and lovely woman. Blessings to them and you! :)

Teresa in Music City said...

What a sweet idea! Blessings and best wishes for the new couple :*)

Quilting Babcia said...

They sound like the kind of couple all of us wish for our children and grandchildren. What an honor for you to stitch the date onto her dress, and to be sure those stitches will hold tight your prayers to her heart. Blessings to you and your family!

Gmama Jane said...

What a wonderful idea!! Sounds like this young lady has a good foundation for making a house a home and a wedding into a lasting marriage. I will have to share this idea to other brides.
Blessings
Jane

Marge said...

My granddaughter wanted a tattoo (and that's a whole different subject!) but wanted something small and unique. She had her wedding date tattooed on the back of her neck, in Roman numerals. It's actually not bad, and is quite tasteful.

Debra said...

this is beautiful! i am in the process of taking one of my grandmother's lace and linen handkerchief and putting my daughter's and son in law (to be) with their wedding date on it. this will be her something "old" and "blue" i was wondering what you used to stabilize it. the linen is so thin and so if you had any helpful suggestions i would greatly appreciate it!

your work is beautiful. and a lifetime of blessings to your grandson and his wife!

Friendship Crossing said...

Oh how sweet ~they sound perfect for each other!!

Congrats to them both!

Tanya

Debra Graham said...

What a lovely thing to do and that Catherine wanted you to do it. Bless them both.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

How wonderful! Lovely job. Blessings to the future bride and groom.

Julie Fukuda said...

Ditto to all of the above.
What a lovely post!

Cathy said...

Wonderful post. Thank you for sharing.

Purple Pam said...

How sweet! What an honor.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

What a neat idea! And such an honor!!